05 May 2022

2022 Mercedes-Benz G400d Review

Uber cool and a mighty turbo diesel engine meet in the thumping Mercedes-Benz G400d wagen. I am a huge and unashamed fan of the Mercedes-AMG G63 and it features on many of my three-car dream-garage scenarios. In many ways, it’s the antithesis of the Porsche 911 GT2 that sits on

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08 Feb 2022

2022 Nissan Patrol spec and price revealed

Nissan Patrol receives a light refresh following a bumper year of sales. Nissan has revealed the new 2022 facelifted Patrol with lightly revised elements outside on both Ti and Ti-L variants. The update for 2022 gives the Ti and Ti-L two differing looks: Ti models get a new black grille,

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2017 Jeep grand Cherokee Trailhawk Review by Practical Motoring
28 Jul 2021

Just what does Jeep’s Trail Rated mean?

Jeep created its Trail Rated badge in 2003 to “communicate legendary 4×4 capability” or so a release at the time said. But what does Trail Rated mean?

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25 Jun 2021

GWM Tank 300 could arrive next year

GWM Haval Australia could soon be selling the Tank 300 as a rival to the Jeep Wrangler and Ford Bronco. GWM Haval is moving quickly on expansion plans for Australia and absolutely nothing is off the table when it comes to potential new models. One of the strong contenders is

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17 Jun 2021

Ineos Grenadier prototype gets it first independent test

The all-new Ineos Grenadier has been put through its paces in prototype form. Ineos has opened the doors at its partner’s testing facility in Austria for a select few journalists to test the upcoming Grenadier four-wheel drive in as a prototype review. Not yet launched and not yet finalised for

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17 Jun 2021

Nissan Navara PRO-4X Warrior revealed ahead launch

Nissan’s Navara rival to the Ford Ranger FX4 Max, Toyota Hilux Rugged X and Mazda BT-50 Thunder has been shown ahead of its official launch. Nissan is on the cusp of launching its new Navara PRO-4X Warrior, revealing images of the production model ahead of its official debut. Finalising validation

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03 Jun 2021

Land Rover Defender crowned best designed car in the world

A third win for Land Rover in design category at annual World Car of the Year awards. Land Rover’s new Defender has been judged the 2021 World Car Design of the Year, as part of the annual World Car Awards that recognise automotive excellence. Highlighting new vehicles with innovation and

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03 May 2021

Ford partners with ARB for Ranger and Everest accessories

ARB accessories will soon be on the options list at Ford dealers for both Ranger ute and Everest wagon. Ford Australia today announced that it will offer ARB accessories at the dealership level on new Ranger and Everest models and are covered by Ford’s full five-year warranty. While the list

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03 May 2021

Wolf retro electric ute from Alpha Motor detailed

The third vehicle from US EV startup features single or dual electric motors, up to 440km range and 1360kg tow capacity. One of many EV startups aiming for a slice of the lucrative US pickup market, California-based Alpha Motor Corporation has unveiled their ‘Wolf’ pickup/ute. Described as a “fun utility

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07 Apr 2021

Hummer SUV: What electric off-roading looks like

GMC has revealed images and details on its first all-electric off-roader, the Hummer SUV. Joining the likes of Rivian’s R1S and Tesla’s Cybertruck, GMC’s Hummer EV shows what the first iteration of electric off-roaders looks like. Sitting on a shortened version of the Hummer pickup truck’s electric architecture, the battery

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19 Mar 2021

What to look for when buying an old 4×4

Option codes, factory standard and unmolested – does it really matter when looking to buy your own slice of 4×4 history? As the thirst for classic old four-wheel drives increases, the level of detail required for a classic off-roader to be considered original can become pedantic.  At the affordable end

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16 Feb 2021

Jeep Gladiator Sport S entry-level shaves $10,000 off price

Price and spec for the new Jeep Gladiator Sport S have been announced. Jeep has announced that the Gladiator ute in Sports S trim is arriving in dealerships around Australia this month, the new entry-level model saving buyers $10,000 over the existing starting point. Packed with the same platform underpinnings

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2019 Jeep Wrangler Review
28 Jan 2021

How does a sway bar disconnect help off-road?

We know that a sway bar is there to help reduce body roll, so, why would you want to disconnect a sway bar?

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28 Jan 2021

ARB BASE Rack for new Isuzu D-Max, BT-50 and more

An expanded range of racks from ARB brings more accessories to some of the country’s most popular dual-cab utes. ARB has expanded its BASE Rack range with cab racks to suit the new 2020-onward Isuzu D-Max, Mazda BT-50, and the popular Toyota Hilux (2005-2015 and 2015+) and Ford Ranger (2011-on).

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25 Jan 2021

The difference when choosing an SUV vs 4WD

Sports Utility Vehicle or 4WD? SUVs are so popular it seems like you’re not doing family right unless you sell the old wagon/sedan and ‘upgrade’. Sure, some SUVs are bigger than sedans and some wagons, but then again, many SUVs are more like crossovers and make sacrifices compared to a

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